Thursday, October 31, 2013

One Room Challenge with Calling it Home: Week Five

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Once again it is time to link up with the wonderful blog Calling it Home, and show what I accomplished this week in my laundry room as part of the One Room Challenge.

 I can't believe that this is almost at the end. I had some great ideas back five weeks ago, but with the big reveal almost here, I did take sometime this week to reflect on this project. (If you want to check out the previous weeks click on the links: Week One, Week Two, Week Three, Week Four.) I did access what I was actually going to be able to get done. First I checked my list I made at the beginning of this project.

-Tile floor
-Decorate walls (wallpaper or stencil?)
-Get great fabric to make curtains.
-Organize cleaning supplies.
-Add decoration.
I accomplished a lot, but I still need to do the finishing touches to bring it all together.
This week I concentrated on organizing all the various cleaning supplies that are stored in the laundry room. This is one of the things I really enjoy doing! An organized room makes me soooo happy.
Plus, it mostly involved a lot of shopping! Fun!
First, I hit up TJ Maxx. I wanted unique containers to store the laundry detergent, borax, and dryer sheets. There were so many great options to choose from.
I picked up these for the detergents...
and this for the dryer sheets. The size was perfect, but I am going to add a little to it to jazz it up a bit.
I also found a way to store all of the cleaning supplies that we currently have sitting on an open shelf. It is the first thing you see when you walk in the room, so it needed help.
 At first, I looked at various baskets to put everything in, but I just wasn't feeling it. Finally, I realized why. I didn't want to pretty it up...I plan old didn't want to see these things at all.
After a lot of looking I found this on Amazon (Sorry, the order hasn't come in yet, so I have to show  a stock picture.)

I like the idea that I can slide this storage caddy in-between my washer and dryer, so everything is hidden and out of the way, but also easy to get at when needed.
I also threw this into my shopping cart.

It was just what we needed, since currently the ironing board is just leaning against the wall, and we are always hunting for the spray starch.
I am planning on making my ironing board a new cover with this fabric, and will have a tutorial up soon.
I also got some white plastic bins from Target. I am going to add a little color with decorative tape, and use them to corral a few more odds and ends in the laundry room.
Last, but not least, I also went to Home Goods and picked up these...

I have big plans for this little box.
Whew, it was a busy shopping week for me. But, so worth it once everything is done...which is very soon!
Be sure to check out the other linking participants by clicking here.
And stop by on Thursday, Nov. 7 for the big laundry room revel and the last day of the One Room Challenge.


  1. Love all of your accessories so far....and what a clever idea with that sliding storage in-between the W/D.

  2. Oooh, lots of cute eye candy for a laundry room Frances! Can't wait to see it all next week in the space!

  3. LOVE all of your accessories...that fabric basket is gorg! Can't wait to see the finale!

  4. I am loving all of your accessories. I have yet to purchase accessories - I better hurry up. Also love that pull out cabinet/shelf - how nice. Looking forward to seeing the final space.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  5. Things are really looking up - love all the super cute accessories you have. There are still some things I want to pick up - guess I need to get to it! Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together!

  6. I'm loving the accessories... dying to see that fabric!! I cannot wait for the reveal!

    The Glam Pad

  7. That sliding storage thing is a game changer. Love all the accessories!!!

  8. I didn't know you could make a cover for an ironing board. I thought it had to be some special thing, can't wait for the tutorial on that. Love the fabric and storage.

  9. Great finds! My laundry room desperately needs some love, so I'm looking forward to seeing the final reveal of yours!

  10. Great pieces. You made some great choices. I'm hosting a giveaway for two great pillow covers that you should enter!

  11. girl! i found you via the linkup and i love it! such an inspiration for getting my home decorated! we've lived there for three years now and i just can't find the motivation. :) anyway…new e-mail subscriber. yay!

  12. Love the sliding shelving between the washer and dryer such a fantastic idea. I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party